My review of the TK Webb and the Visions’ latest single is up.

On his radio show Glenn Greenwald interviews Daniel Ellsburg, the former RAND Corporation employee whose release of the infamous “Pentagon Papers” in 1971 exposed the complicity of the U.S. government in continuing the war in Vietnam. As a result, Ellsburg was charged with 12 felony counts and might have served up to 115 years in… More

The picture tells us how The Witnesses approaches the subject of AIDS in mid eighties France: insouciantly. We know – the characters vaguely know – the threat, but we’re having too much fun to take precautions. Although not the subtle psychosexual ballet that director André Téchiné’s 1995 masterpiece Wild Reeds was, The Witnesses has the… More

Good news here and here. In the first link, the House votes to revoke the travel ban on AIDS victims by an overwhelming margin (303-115); it now goes to the President’s desk. In the second, the House Armed Services Committee held hearings to discuss the continued efficacy of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” No movement yet,… More

A review of Entertainment Weekly TV critic Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects.

A review of Entertainment Weekly TV critic Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects.

The Dark Nought

Far more disturbing than the heat and the sight of women in black Spoon T-shirts during Pitchfork Music Festival was the new Batman flick, The Dark Knight. Because of time constraints, my compulsion to scatter thoughts hither and thither through the Internets, and sheer loss of nerve, I’ve avoided writing at length, but since I’m… More The Dark Nought

I’ll remember Pitchfork Music Festival this year for the great times with friends I too rarely see and the heat (as a South Floridian I thought I could deal with humidity in every state in the Union) more than the performances, although most of them were serviceable. Surprises: the Dirty Projectors, an act which sounded… More

I’ll remember Pitchfork Music Festival this year for the great times with friends I too rarely see and the heat (as a South Floridian I thought I could deal with humidity in every state in the Union) more than the performances, although most of them were serviceable. Surprises: the Dirty Projectors, an act which sounded… More

I’ve been Pitchforking for the last four days: at the music festival and hanging out with friends. See you on Monday.